GameFocus' Scores

  • Games
For 1,355 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 74% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 99 Braid
Lowest review score: 10 The Expendables 2 Videogame
Score distribution:
1355 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Fight Night Round 4 can easily be described as “the most accessible and yet challenging boxing game ever created”. The fighting mechanics have been revamped and refined to please hardcore boxing gamers but EA Canada has also found a great way to make the game incredibly less frustrating to newcomers as well. Yes, the online matchmaking world remains a daunting place to be however what the game has to offer besides that makes up for it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Having already seen success on consoles, HotHead Games' DeathSpank finally makes his way onto your PC and it's still just as enjoyable.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    When it comes to Shoot-em up options on any console, the selection has always been pretty slim. Thankfully, Sin & Punishment: Star Successor does a fantastic job in offering a fun and frantic adventure.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It’s clear that Dragon Age: Origins was built with the PC in mind but regardless of that fact, a fantastic story, great cast of characters and expansive world still make this an incredible experience. For those who just want to get into a bloody battle and spend a long period of time enjoying it, they will most certainly not be disappointed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Boom Blox: Bash Party is not for everyone. For instance, if you don’t like fun. If you don’t have a Wii. If one Boom Blox game is enough for you. But if you like fun, and games that take advantage of the Wii’s unique strengths, you can’t go wrong with Boom Blox: Bash Party. Yes, the developers could have added more to this iteration but there are enough new modes and locales to make this a worthwhile upgrade.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A unique storyline, amazing art direction and simple combat mechanics, Darksiders does things differently enough to distinguish itself as the first great game of 2010 even though its not a perfect game. If you’ve got some money burning a hole in your pocket, Vigil Games’ first effort is worth every dollar.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Fight Night Round 4 can easily be described as “the most accessible and yet challenging boxing game ever created”. The fighting mechanics have been revamped and refined to please hardcore boxing gamers but EA Canada has also found a great way to make the game incredibly less frustrating to newcomers as well. Yes, the online matchmaking world remains a daunting place to be however what the game has to offer besides that makes up for it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Still one of the better action titles on the game market and it offers some intense and fun multiplayer gaming that is only comparable by a few other games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is easily the best version of NBA Jam to date.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Great presentation.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 is a solid addition to the long running series. The great amount of options both online and off will suffice any golfing fan for a long period of time. Out of everything available in this year’s edition, the ‘Play The Pros’ will be the one mode that Golfing fans will go back to time and time again during the course of the season.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Let’s put it this way: if you bought World Tour and ended up disappointed, the chances that the same thing will happen to you again are incredibly thin. I’m not afraid to say that Guitar Hero 5 is exactly what World Tour should have been in the first place.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you are an Everquest 2 role player or just a player who enjoys the rich and fascinating lore created for the Everquest games then you should pay special attention to the new story lines available. They are by far some of the best written for any MMORPG and shows that SOE is still the company who can create some of the deepest and most creative worlds for people to explore.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    All Stars isn’t an overly ambitious racing game and won’t turn the kart racing genre on its head. It has some minor framerate issues and the varied character selection is at odds with the less varied bevy of tracks. You won’t see this game fly off the shelves as fast as anything with the ’Mario Kart’ name on it, but if you are a fan of kart racing to any degree, you’ll find something immediately appealing in what’s offered here.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With multiple difficulty levels, competitive multiplayer, and the incoming co-op update, there's plenty here to keep both the die-hard fans and those who've never heard of the word "Ultrmarines" busy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you loved the first one, this sequel will sure keep you busy and entertained for a long time. Still on the fence? Rent it but give it a serious look this time around, it’s a far better game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The game’s difficulty will frustrate you at times but if you are looking for a game to play with friends, it’s hard to not recommend Castle Crashers. The length of the game is perfect for an Arcade title and the customization of characters also gives the game a lot more depth. It is unfortunate that problems exist online, but considering this game can still be enjoyed with up to four people on one console, you’re still getting your MS points worth.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Lord of the Rings was a supreme candidate for the Lego treatment, and Traveller's Tales has put together the perfect set of gameplay elements to complement the license they were working with.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile did exactly what it needed to. It took all the visceral fun of the first game and honed it until it gleamed and glinted like the morning sun reflected off a sword blade.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    For fans of the Ghostbusters, this is a no brainer, pick it up. The story, characters and action are all Ghostbusters through and through and make an excellent addition to the series canon. For those unfamiliar with the Ghostbusters, I implore you to give this game a try; it really is an innovative, fun and funny as hell experience and really manages to differentiate itself from the pack of 3rd person shooter games.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    My feelings towards Darksiders haven't changed a lot since its original release back in January and I'm not hesitating to recommend it despite its technical nitpicks. PC gamers (considering you have a powerful system) have no right to skip this one, it's worth your time and your money.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There may not have been too many changes to the series since its GBA inception, Mario vs Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem is an incredibly enjoyable puzzler that will keep you occupied for hours on end.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While some of the changes are questionable and some might blame Namco for not taking the "if it isn't broken, don't fix it" approach, this remains a welcome new entry that will give another boost to the fighting genre.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    By spicing up the mechanic that is used so often in games with more going for them, Hybrid proves its worth as a definite gaming gem, and is well deserving to be given a shot by gamers everywhere.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    For those looking for a challenging and engaging experience which will take up a good chunk of your life, then Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together is what you're craving!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Trying to dissociate their name from the PGR brand wasn't going to be easy. Fortunately, BLUR succeeds. With games like Need For Speed, Burnout, Midnight Club and most recently Split/Second all having a share of the high-octane crazy racing pie, BLUR can proudly sit beside them.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Pokemon Black/White isn't bad by any means, but it isn't anything you haven't seen before either. It's just prettier and more intelligent than its predecessors.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Pokemon Black/White isn't bad by any means, but it isn't anything you haven't seen before either. It's just prettier and more intelligent than its predecessors.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While it's main premise isn't something entirely new and there is a lot of comparisons to be drawn from other titles of the past - both by Atlus or other companies - Radiant Historia is an experience I enjoyed greatly and it was a nice departure from many of the recent RPG titles of the current generation.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    SSF4 is a beast of a game and is an absolute steal for under fifty dollars. All of the new additions blend seamlessly with the existing game and really amplifies the magnitude of the game.

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